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Traditional pop music

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Traditional pop music is a neologism for Western popular music which encompasses music that succeeded big band music and preceded rock and roll as the most popular kind of music in the United States, most of Europe, and some other parts of the world. Its heyday is considered to be from the late 1940s to early 1960s. It evolved from big band music as a result of the emphasis shifting from the band to the singer.

Singers and groups who typified this genre include:

Male singers Female singers Male groups Female groups
Tony Bennett
Don Cherry
Nat "King" Cole
Perry Como
Bing Crosby
Don Cornell
Eddie Fisher
Jack Jones
Frankie Laine
Julius LaRosa
Dean Martin
Tony Martin
Guy Mitchell
Johnnie Ray
Jimmie Rodgers
Frank Sinatra
Frankie Vaughan
Teresa Brewer
Alma Cogan
Rosemary Clooney
Doris Day
Connie Francis
Georgia Gibbs
Connie Haines
Joni James
Kitty Kallen
Vera Lynn
Jane Morgan
Patti Page
Dinah Shore
Jo Stafford
Kay Starr
Gale Storm
Margaret Whiting
The Ames Brothers
The Crew-Cuts
The Four Aces
The Four Lads
The Hilltoppers
The Lettermen
The Mills Brothers
The Vogues
The Andrews Sisters
The Chordettes
The Fontane Sisters
The McGuire Sisters

The Jimmie Rodgers mentioned above is not to be confused with an earlier country music singer of the same name. He, Connie Francis, The Lettermen, and The Vogues were from a somewhat later era than most of the singers listed above; however, their style is closer to traditional pop than to the rock and roll typical of their era. However, it should be noted that the Vogues began as a pop/rock group with hits like "You're The One" and "Five O'Clock World" before embracing a softer sound in the late 1960s, and Connie Francis' early catalog of hits includes some rock and roll tunes, including "Stupid Cupid" and "Lipstick On Your Collar."

Styles of pop music
Bubblegum pop - Futurepop - Indie pop - Pop punk - Pop-rap - Power pop - Synthpop/Electropop - Teen pop - Traditional pop
Other topics
Boy band - Girl group - Popular music

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